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Rethinking India's oral and classical epics [electronic resource] :Draupadī among Rajputs, Muslims, and Dalits / Alf Hiltebeitel.

By: Hiltebeitel, Alf.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999Description: xiv, 560 p. ill., maps.ISBN: 9780226340555 (electronic bk.); 0226340554 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Mahābhārata -- History | Mahabharata -- Historia | Mahābhārata -- Histoire | Draupadī (Hindu mythology) | Rajput (Indic people) -- Religious life | Dalits -- India -- Religion | Hinduism -- Relations -- Islam | Islam -- Relations -- Hinduism | Rajputs -- Vida religiosa | Intocables -- India -- Religión | Islam -- Relaciones -- Hinduismo | Draupadī (Mythologie hindoue) | Rājput (Peuple de l'Inde) -- Vie religieuse | Intouchables -- Inde -- Religion | Hindouisme -- Relations -- Islam | Islam -- Relations -- Hindouisme | RELIGION -- Hinduism -- Sacred Writings | Mondelinge literatuur | Draupadī | ფოლკლორი | ზეპირი და კლასიკური ეპიკური ნაწარმოებები - ინდოეთი | რელიგია - ინდუიზმი - წმინდა წიგნებიGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 294.5/923046 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Oral epics -- The elder brothers and the heroes of Palnāḍu -- The epic of Pābūjī -- Opening Ālhā -- The nine-lākh chain -- The story of Kṛṣṇāṃśa -- Kurukṣetra II -- Time-routes through the Kṛṣṇāṃśacarita -- Their name is legion -- The ballad of Rāja Desing -- Barbarīka, Aravān̲, Kūttāṇṭavar: furthuring the case of the severed head -- The myth of the Agnivaṃśa -- Draupadī becomes Belā, Belā becomes Satī.
Summary: Throughout India and Southeast Asia, ancient classical epics--the Mahabharata and the Ramayana--continue to exert considerable cultural influence. Rethinking India's Oral and Classical Epics offers an unprecedented exploration into South Asia's regional epic traditions. Using his own fieldwork as a starting point, Alf Hiltebeitel analyzes how the oral tradition of the south Indian cult of the goddess Draupadi and five regional martial oral epics compare with one another and tie in with the Sanskrit epics. Drawing on literary theory and cultural studies, he reveals the shared subtexts of the Drau.
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ელ.რესურსი ელ.რესურსი ეროვნული სამეცნიერო ბიბლიოთეკა 1
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 513-542) and index.

Oral epics -- The elder brothers and the heroes of Palnāḍu -- The epic of Pābūjī -- Opening Ālhā -- The nine-lākh chain -- The story of Kṛṣṇāṃśa -- Kurukṣetra II -- Time-routes through the Kṛṣṇāṃśacarita -- Their name is legion -- The ballad of Rāja Desing -- Barbarīka, Aravān̲, Kūttāṇṭavar: furthuring the case of the severed head -- The myth of the Agnivaṃśa -- Draupadī becomes Belā, Belā becomes Satī.

Throughout India and Southeast Asia, ancient classical epics--the Mahabharata and the Ramayana--continue to exert considerable cultural influence. Rethinking India's Oral and Classical Epics offers an unprecedented exploration into South Asia's regional epic traditions. Using his own fieldwork as a starting point, Alf Hiltebeitel analyzes how the oral tradition of the south Indian cult of the goddess Draupadi and five regional martial oral epics compare with one another and tie in with the Sanskrit epics. Drawing on literary theory and cultural studies, he reveals the shared subtexts of the Drau.

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